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In pictures: Typhoon Haiyan leaves behind death and destruction in Philippines

The strongest typhoon this year slammed into the central Philippines on Friday, setting off landslides and knocking out power and communication lines in several provinces

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Soldiers make the rounds to enforce the evacuation of residents as powerful typhoon Haiyan hits Legazpi city, Albay province about 520 kilometers (325 miles) south of Manila, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded slammed into the Philippines on Friday.

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A house is engulfed by the storm surge brought about by powerful typhoon Haiyan that hit Legazpi city, about 520 kilometers south of Manila, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded slammed into the Philippines on Friday.

Nelson Salting/AP

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Huge waves brought about by powerful typhoon Haiyan hit the shoreline in Legazpi city, about 520 kilometers south of Manila, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded slammed into the Philippines on Friday.

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Debris litter the road by the coastal village in Legazpi city following a storm surge brought about by powerful Typhoon Haiyan in Albay, about 520 kilometers south of Manila, Philippines. The strongest typhoon this year slammed into the central Philippines on Friday.

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A man walks past a tree uprooted by strong winds brought by super Typhoon Haiyan that hit Cebu city, central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land battered the central Philippines on Friday.

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Residents walk along the coastal village while strong winds from Typhoon Haiyan battered Bayog town in Los Banos, Laguna, south of Manila. Super Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land battered the central Philippines on Friday.

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A fisherman carries his net after making it safely back to shore in the fishing village after a strong winds from Typhoon Haiyan battered Bayog town in Los Banos, Laguna city, south of Manila. Super Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land battered the central Philippines on Friday.

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Boys play next to strong waves in a coastal village as strong winds from Typhoon Haiyan battered Bayog town in Los Banos, Laguna, south of Manila. Super Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land battered the central Philippines on Friday.

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A mother takes refuge with her children as Typhoon Haiyan hits Cebu city, central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land battered the central Philippines on Friday.

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Girls ride on bicycles as they are splashed with water from strong waves in a coastal village as Typhoon Haiyan battered Bayog town in Los Banos, Laguna, south of Manila. Super Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land battered the central Philippines on Friday.

Charlie Saceda/Reuters

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The devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, are seen Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday, leaving a wide swath of destruction and scores of people dead.

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Residents salvage items from a shop after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city, central Philippines November 10, 2013. One of the most powerful storms ever recorded killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines, a senior police official said on Sunday, with huge waves sweeping away entire coastal villages and devastating the region's main city.

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An aerial view shows ships washed ashore into a coastal community after Typhoon Haiyan hit the province of Leyte central Philippines November 10, 2013.

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A damaged car sits on a street in Borbon town, north Cebu, central Philippines, after Typhoon Haiyan hit the town, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

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People ride against rain and wind under the influence of Typhoon Haiyan, in Qionghai, south China's Hainan province, November 10, 2013.

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In this Nov. 8, 2013 photo, a gigantic Christmas tree is toppled by strong wind caused by typhoon Haiyan, at Fuente Osmena Circle, Cebu, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday.

Chester Baldicantos/AP Photo

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A Filipino resident reacts after getting supplies from a grocery that was stormed by people in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The city remains littered with debris from damaged homes as many complain of shortages of food and water and no electricity since Typhoon Haiyan slammed into their province.

Aaron Favila/AP Photo

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Residents gather water outside damaged houses in Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

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Survivors walk through the rubble of damaged homes and a ship that was washed ashore in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

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The devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, are seen Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Tacloban city, Leyte province in central Philippines.

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Residents cover their nose from the smell of dead bodies in Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

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A Filipino boy carries bottled water amongst the damaged houses where a ship was washed ashore in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

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A boy carries relief goods, walking past the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, in Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

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Residents seek refuge inside a Catholic church which has been converted into an evacuation center after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city, central Philippines November 10, 2013.

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Survivors cook their meals inside a Catholic church which has been converted into an evacuation center after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city, central Philippines November 10, 2013.

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Empty coffins lie on a street near houses damaged after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city, central Philippines November 10, 2013.

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